Richard Sexton Slide Lecture

JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARY PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Davis, Adult Programming Manager

Phone: (504) 838-1100, x262

Email: jdavis@jefferson.lib.la.us

TERRA INCOGNITA: Photographs of America’s Third Coast
Presented by Photographer and Author Richard Sexton

Wed., Oct. 17, 2007 – 7:00 PM

East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA

Free and open to the public; no registration required

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
and Jefferson Parish Library Present

TERRA INCOGNITA
PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICA’S THIRD COAST

Presented by Photographer
RICHARD SEXTON

During this lecture and slide presentation, professional photographer Richard Sexton discusses photographs from his recently released book, TERRA INCOGNITA: PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICA’S THIRD COAST, and provides an overview of the companion exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, open now through Dec. 24.

Richard’s other books include local favorites VESTIGES OF GRANDEUR:THE PLANTATIONS OF LOUISIANA’S RIVER ROAD, GARDENS OF NEW ORLEANS: EXQUISITE EXCESS, and NEW ORLEANS: ELEGANCE AND DECADENCE, as well as THE COTTAGE BOOK, PARALLEL UTOPIAS: THE QUEST FOR COMMUNITY, IN THE VICTORIAN STYLE, AMERICAN STYLE: CLASSIC PRODUCT DESIGN FROM AIRSTREAM TO ZIPPO, the recent ROSEMARY BEACH, and the limited edition
THE HIGHWAY OF TEMPTATION & REDEMPTION: A GOTHIC TRAVELOGUE IN TWO DIMENSIONS.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase through Friends of Jefferson Public Library at the program, facilitated by Octavia Books.

The program is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Richard discuss the stories behind his photographs as he presents this overview of his book and preview of his Ogden exhibition.

Further information about Jefferson Parish Library programs, activities, and exhibits is available on the Library’s website at http://www.jefferson.lib.la.us or by calling Jim Davis, Adult Programming Manager, at (504) 838-1100.